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Worldwide Mutinies Against Globalization

NEW DELHI -- "Imperialism has not allowed us to achieve historical normality," the Mexican poet Octavio Paz lamented in "The Labyrinth of Solitude" (1950). Paz was surveying the confused inheritance of Mexico from colonial rule, and the failure of its many political and socio-economic programs to …

37% of All the Illiterate Adults in the World Are Indian

India has 287 million illiterate adults, the largest population globally and 37% of the world total, says a report by U.N. Educational, Scientific …

Scarlett Johansson Steps Down as Oxfam Ambassador

<i>Updated at 12:20 p.m. EST on Jan. 30</i><p>“If only I could make this message go viral.” That’s the tagline for actress Scarlett Johansson’s advertisement …

China Alters State Secrecy Laws for 'Greater Transparency'

In what Chinese state media claims is an effort to boost government transparency, China unveiled new rules regarding state secrecy and public …

Report: Corruption Costs E.U. Over $162 Billion A Year

A first-of-its-kind report issued by the European Union on Monday found that corruption across 28 member states costs the EU economy $162.19 billion …

Chris Grayling launches court battle over EU rights charter

The Justice Secretary says only the Conservatives will repatriate powers from Brussels as he prepares a legal challenge over the European Union's charter of fundamental rights<p>Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, will go to court in an attempt to halt the spread of European human rights laws, as …

Hong Kong's Twist on Welfare: The More You Work, the More Welfare You Get

Hong Kong is a city of extremes. One of the world’s richest, its streets are lined with Louis Vuitton and Prada shops, the roads with Jaguars and …

The 5 Most Important Questions for the Davos Elite

I’m in Davos, Switzerland, to cover the World Economic Forum (WEF), the yearly shindig where global VIPs and world leaders — Marissa Mayer, Eric …

One Stat to Destroy Your Faith in Humanity: The World’s 85 Richest People Own as Much as the 3.5 Billion Poorest

The world’s 85 richest individuals now own as much as the poorest half of the 7 billion global population, according to a report released by Oxfam on …

Why the Rich Aren’t Good at Giving

Philanthropy can be a difficult subject. The simple view is that any giving is a laudable sacrifice. But there is a more complex view that weighs a …